posted on Feb, 10 2007 @ 04:42 PM
queenannie -- whether you like it or not, humans are still inexorably pysically connected to the sea. All life on Earth were in the oceans until a
relatively short time ago - 450 Million years. That means for 90% of the time that life existed on Earth, it was bound to the ocean.
We are still connected to the ocean...the blood that runs through our bodies is what nature has given us to replace the seawater that used to surround
each of our cells, back when we were much simpler creatures.
Before blood existed, it was sea water that would carry nutrients to each cell in an organism. Early animals needed to be arraged in such a way that
seawater could reach all it its cells, so you could imagine how limiting this could be to the development of complex life. It wasn't until mother
nature invented blood and the circulation system, that life could become much more complex and allow it to crawl on land (bringing with it it's own
portable ocean water - blood.)
So before you say that we are wasting our resources studying the vastly unknown depths of the oceans, please remember that while we may be land
creatures, we have barely just crawled out of the ocean -- and still are in many ways "sea-creatures". By studying ocean life, we are studying